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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Population health

Preventing Substance Misuse in Rural Settings
A guide to delivering substance misuse prevention programming in rural communities. Identifies challenges and strategies specific to rural areas.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Education Development Center
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CHNA Report
Interactive tool for creating a customized county report for use in a community health needs assessment. Data indicators available cover demographics, socioeconomic factors, social determinants of health, healthcare access, health behaviors, and health outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: CARES Engagement Network
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Toolkit for Mapping a Food System
Presents a toolkit for mapping the food systems in the New York counties of Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence. Provides the means of mapping food sources to increase accessibility of local foods.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Cornell Cooperative Extension
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Community Learning & Guidance
Presents guidance and resources for self-directed learning from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. Focuses on resources for communities to improve outcomes and health equity.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Illinois Public Health Community Map
Presents an interactive map depicting county-level information on a number of public health categories in Illinois. Features state-wide demographics such as age, race, education, median household income, and payer.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Munson Medical Center: A Prescription for Long-Lasting Wellness
Describes the Shape Up North Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, an initiative of the Munson Medical Center in rural Traverse City, Michigan, in cooperation with local farmers markets.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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Montana Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Bureau: July 2016-June 2018 Progress Report
Report highlights the public health efforts in the areas of tobacco cessation, diabetes and cancer reduction, and promoting physical activity, among other issues in Montana. Compares rates over a two year span and details the programs designed to address them.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
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The Private Well Class
A resource focused on managing private water sources, with information for individual well owners, as well as environmental health, cooperative extension, and water well professionals. Provides a variety of learning opportunities, including a free 10-lesson course, podcasts, webinars, and a resource library.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Illinois State Water Survey, Rural Community Assistance Partnership
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Indian Health Service - Fact Sheets
Lists fact sheets pertaining to the health and well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and tribal communities. Fact sheets outline various issues affecting the health of Native communities, as well as providing general information about IHS.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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Rural Health: Highlights of PCORI-Funded Projects
Summaries of rural health research and engagement projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Projects address a range of health conditions and other healthcare challenges that impact rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
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